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Dyan deNapoli

penguin expert

Dyan deNapoli is a recognized penguin expert, educator and author. After working closely with the penguin colony at Boston’s prestigious New England Aquarium for nine years, she founded her company, The Penguin Lady, to teach audiences worldwide about the biology, behavior, and conservation of these fascinating seabirds. She has been the guest lecturer on nature cruises to Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands, and has presented her penguin programs at numerous libraries, grade schools, colleges, museums and assisted living facilities. She donates 20% of the proceeds from every appearance to penguin rescue groups. Praised for her engaging presentation style, Dyan has shared her passion for penguins with approximately 250,000 people. Dyan has appeared as the guest expert on CNN's Situation Room, BBC Radio 5 Live, ABC Radio Australia, WSCA Radio Portsmouth, Wild Moments and several other television and radio shows. She has been the content reviewer for three books about penguins, and in 2007, she authored the Penguins chapter for Scholastic Publishing’s New Book of Knowledge encyclopedia. Her forthcoming book, The Great Penguin Rescue, vividly chronicles her participation in the largest and most successful rescue of oiled animals ever undertaken. Scheduled for release by Free Press on October 26, 2010, it is currently available for pre-order wherever books are sold. Dyan is donating 20% of her proceeds from The Great Penguin Rescue to penguin rescue groups and to Gulf oil spill relief efforts. Dyan is a member of the Author’s Guild, International Women’s Writers Guild, National Marine Educators Association, Massachusetts Marine Educators, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, North Shore Women in Business, North Shore Business Forum, Home-based Businesswomen's Network and Mensa International.